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Hyundai, BMW, Audi, and Ford Are Part of a 140,000 Car Recall


Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued several recalls, impacting a range of vehicles. If you’re wondering whether your vehicle is on the recall list, read on for a summary. If it’s not listed here, you can check USA TODAY’s automotive recall database or utilize the NHTSA’s database for the latest information.

1. Ford F-150 Recall for Rear Axle Issue

  • Recalled Vehicles: 2021-2023 Ford F-150
  • Issue: 112,965 trucks with the Trailer Tow Max Duty package and a 9.75-inch heavy-duty axle may have a rear axle hub bolt fatigue and breakage issue. This can lead to axle hub splines damage, potentially causing a vehicle rollaway or loss of drive power, increasing crash risk.
  • Remedy: Under development; interim repair available for symptoms like clicking or rattling. Owner notification letters expected by Jan. 29, 2024.

2. Hyundai Recall

  • Recalled Vehicles: 2024 Hyundai Kona
  • Issue: 10,984 Kona SUVs might experience chafing of 12-Volt battery cables against the engine control module bracket during a crash, posing an engine compartment fire risk.
  • Remedy: Dealers will install wiring sheathing; owner notification letters expected by Feb. 23, 2024.

3. Rivian Recall: Auto-Hold or Park Issue

  • Recalled Vehicles: 2022 Rivian R1T, 2022 Rivian R1S
  • Issue: 7,873 vehicles may have an accelerator pedal issue, failing to detect driver pedal release, affecting “auto-hold” or “park” function, increasing crash risk.
  • Remedy: Over-the-air (OTA) software update; accelerator pedal replacement; owner notification letters expected by Feb. 16, 2024.

4. BMW Recall for Pedestrian Sound Issue

  • Recalled Vehicles: 2024 BMW eDrive40, 2024 BMW i5 M60
  • Issue: 4,926 sedans may experience a fault in the artificial sound generator control unit during startup, leading to a failure in generating the external pedestrian warning sound, increasing the risk of pedestrian injury.
  • Remedy: Dealers will update the software; owner notification letters expected by Feb. 13, 2024.

5. BMW Motorcycle Recall for Headlight Concern

  • Recalled Vehicles: 2021-2024 BMW R 18, R 18B, R 18 Transcontinental
  • Issue: 2,369 motorcycles may face headlight low beam attachment points breaking, shifting the reflector, and providing insufficient illumination.
  • Remedy: Under development; owner notification letters expected by Feb. 13, 2024.

6. Audi Recall: Air Bag Fix

  • Recalled Vehicles: Various Audi models in 2023 and 2024
  • Issue: Over 1,000 vehicles have an air bag installation issue not complying with federal regulations.
  • Remedy: Dealers will inspect and reinstall air bags; owner notification letters expected by Feb. 16, 2024.

7. Cake Motorcycles Recall: Battery Replacements

  • Recalled Vehicles: 2018-2023 Cake Kalk
  • Issue: 264 motorcycles may face lithium-ion battery cell failure while charging, increasing the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: Cake will replace the battery pack; interim instructions until remedy available; interim letters expected by Jan. 12, 2024.

8. Ineos Grenadier Recall for Steering Concern

  • Recalled Vehicles: 2023-2024 Ineos Grenadier
  • Issue: 61 SUVs may have non-locking nuts mistakenly installed on the steering rod ball joint, risking steering disconnect and crash.
  • Remedy: Dealers will install locking nuts; owner notification letters expected by Jan. 26, 2024.

Ensure you stay informed about these recalls to keep your vehicle and yourself safe on the road.

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